We need your help to keep the veggies coming in 2021! Due to the ongoing pandemic, Patchwork’s annual fundraiser has gone virtual. Our need is especially great this year because a key revenue source, our farm stand sales have severely declined. We are raising funds to subsidize the costs of growing and distributing the best fresh organic produce Chicago has to offer. Our mission is to provide equal access to fresh organic produce regardless of income, especially as more community members face food insecurity due to covid-19. With your support, we can make equal access a reality and get farm fresh organic produce directly into the hands of residents who need it.
Your donations to our GoFundMe support local families accessing organic vegetables at low-to-no-cost to them, prioritizing BIPOC. Donations will also help Patchwork pay its farmers a living wage.
SUGGESTED DONATION LEVELS
Sponsor one week of veggies for someone in need $80
Sponsor one month of veggies for someone in need $320
Sponsor a full season of veggies for someone in need $1680
About Our Farm:
Chicago Patchwork Farms is a sliding-scale-pay-what-you-can vegetable farm dedicated to transforming contaminated city land into biodiverse ecosystems, while increasing accessibility to healthy food in economically and environmentally distressed neighborhoods. Over 10 tons of nutrient dense and culturally significant vegetables are produced annually, as well as medicinal herbs, preserves, honey, flowers and eggs.
Additionally, the farm provides a habitat for native pollinators, outdoor gathering and compost drop-off for the surrounding community. It’s a place where city folk otherwise removed from agriculture can see organic farming practices in action and get to know the farmers who produce their food. Patchwork is a living resource that teaches people about the importance of food sovereignty and the power of regenerative agriculture.